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Aptitude tests: preparing for an unpreparable test

As university application season approaches, many students will be gearing up to take one of the many aptitude tests increasingly used by top universities to differentiate between the brightest candidates.  Aptitude tests assess general academic skills and thought processes rather than academic achievement or concrete subject knowledge, so many assume they cannot be prepared for [...]

Posted on: August 16th, 2016 | Categories: Education, News, Revision, Study & Exam Tips, Upcoming courses

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The new-look SAT and the ACT

Students aiming for admission to a U.S. university will doubtless be familiar with the SAT and ACT, two different aptitude tests that are designed to enable admissions tutors to assess the suitability of applicants to academic study.  What they may not realise, however, is that the SAT has recently undergone its biggest overhaul for decades [...]

Posted on: August 16th, 2016 | Categories: Education, News, Revision, Study & Exam Tips, U.S. SAT, Upcoming courses

SATs: Different (but do-able) for British students

The following article was recently featured in the Fulbright Commission‘s e-newsletter. In it, we discuss the differences between U.S. admission exams and A levels. The American SATs and ACTs can be something of a puzzle for British students.  However, having assisted many successful U.S. applicants, here are some hints. First, a word of warning!  Some [...]

Posted on: May 14th, 2013 | Categories: News, Study & Exam Tips, U.S. SAT, Upcoming courses

What to do with disappointing A level results?

Greene’s Academic Director, Christpher Upton, shares his advice for what to do if you’ve not achieved what you hoped for in your A level examinations. If you are like many others who have taken their A levels and results day did not give you the good news you hoped for – don’t panic!  While feeling [...]

Posted on: August 17th, 2012 | Categories: Education, Tutor Articles, Upcoming courses

Learning maths: how practice makes perfect

Christopher Upton is the Academic Director of Greene’s Tutorial College. He is a graduate of University College, Oxford and received his M.Sc. in Economics at Reading University. Christopher has worked with the World Bank and the IMF and continues to tutor students in Mathematics at Greene’s. Numeracy is a vital skill in today’s world – [...]

Posted on: March 7th, 2012 | Categories: Education, Mathematics, News, Study & Exam Tips, Upcoming courses